Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pumpkin Raisin Spice Cookies with Rum Frosting

 Frosted Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip

Frosted Pumpkin Spice Walnut and Raisin

So here's the deal, my son loves raisins, my husbands love chocolate chips so I split the dough into two bowl. Mix one with chips and one with raisins and nuts... so you choose, I love them both!  Perfect to use up that fresh pumpkin canned or fresh its awesome~

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin fresh or canned)
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
pinch of cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup raisins

2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons vanilla or ( rum is optional that's what I use)

 Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Add nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool.

Raisins and Walnuts added
Icing: Cream confectioners' sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. (If icing is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar; if too thick, add rum.) Drizzle over cookies.


Foodessa said...

Oh, what we do to content the hearts and tummies of the ones we love ;o)

This cookie is a major keeper for me...all those ingredients are yelling at me to try them! I'll even put both the chocolate and raisins them both ;o)

Have yourself a great day,

Belinda @zomppa said...

That's cute. Can I have both?

valerioscialla said...

wow fantastic!! very good for a gift to my friend.
Good recipe Claudia

whozyerdanny said...

Difficult decision! I'll take both!

Joanne said...

Who can choose?! One of each please.

Bromography said...

Great cookies, but the rum icing totally hooks me! I would definitly have to have both.

Happy Holidays!

Torviewtoronto said...

these cookies looks wonderful

jane deere said...

YUM! These look good! And the rum frosting?! Yummy! I like raising AND chocolate chips...I think I'll use both!

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound excellent, loving the rum frosting idea, yum!

Reeni said...

Love it! It's like getting two cookies for the price of one. The bonus being if you like both - which I do!

Claudia said...

I'll put the chocolate and raisins together and call it a day. This a new holiday cookie for me and pumpkin spice always delivers. As do you.

alison said...

like it!:)